[Server-devel] easy backup solution for Linux? (Aaron Huslage)
martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 07:33:28 EDT 2008
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 12:17 AM, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org> wrote:
> > In the long term, there appears to be concern that the existing
> > administration interfaces for servers are not sufficient for our
> > needs.
> > I personally not worked w/ webmin or the admin interface for Centos
> > SME
> > Server so I cannot comment from experience.
> I've worked with Webmin, and the user experience is tolerable.
> Our security architect (Ivan) had less than noble things to say about
> it's implementation, dissuading us from using it.
Here I am with Ivan - Webmin is the spawn of the devil ;-) - but
beyond that, I've seen quite a few web admin UIs, and though some are
good, none are what we are after IMHO. A custom web-based admin UI
might be something we have to write custom for the XS (*rolls up
sleeves*). I am hope we can discuss and sketch some plans for this in
the coming days...
> I've slowly added scripts automating most of the configuration for
> small systems. We are really close to providing a file either on
> disk or on USB which configures the system --- it is a trivial
> task once the user experience and configuration info have been
> agreed upon.
Cool - I'll be looking into those...
> Larger systems (NYC, Birmingham) are a different
> story, as their network configuration is radically different. We will
> probably fork builds to handle their case, or move to just supporting
> service packages.
Can we encapsulate local config in a "local" rpm package with fancy
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